The Bright Hour : A Memoir of Living and Dying

The Bright Hour : A Memoir of Living and Dying

Book Title: The Bright Hour : A Memoir of Living and Dying

Author: Paul Kalanithi

Format: Paperback | 288 pages

Publication Date: 03 Aug 2017

ISBN-13: 9781911231134

In 2015, at the age of thirty-eight, Nina Riggs, the great-great-great-granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it metastasised later that year. Her mother had died only a few months earlier from multiple myeloma. In the Spotless Orange Light she tells her story in a series of absurd, poignant and often hilarious vignettes drawn from a life that has 'no real future or arc left to it, yet still goes on as if it does.'